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Brutalism Thermal Bath Felsentherme

The thermal bath is partly built into the hollowed out mountains. The interior combines the rough surfaces of the rocks with concrete elements. (Special thanks to Norbert Mayr)

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The World of Poison

Austria's smallest and most toxic zoo.

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The Austrian Salt Mine that Hid Stolen Artwork

During World War II, Salzwelten Altaussee was used to store thousands of pieces of stolen artwork.

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The World of Puppets Museum

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Monument to the Fallen Partisan Alpinists

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Berchtesgaden Salt Mine

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Fort Hensel

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Klo & So Museum of Historic Sanitary Objects

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Brutalism 1968
Congress Center Thermenkongress
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Skeletons of Rott am Inn

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The Catacombs of St. Peter’s Abbey

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Via Amelia Itinerary 2: At Cortina
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Why Mediaeval Europeans Slept Inside Boxes
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Remembering the Vajont Dam Disaster

When a massive landslide hit one of the world's tallest dams it created a tragic environmental catastrophe.

World Heritage Site 1996
Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg

Salzburg has managed to preserve an extraordinarily rich urban fabric, developed over the period from the Middle Ages to the 19th century when it was a city-state ruled by a prince-archbishop. Its Flamboyant Gothic art attracted many craftsmen and artis…

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Via Amelia Itinerary 3: Giro in Cadore
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World Heritage Site 1997
Hallstatt-Dachstein / Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape

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Pfarrkirche Malta (Maria Hilf Assumptio)

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The Dolomites

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Herrenchiemsee Neues Schloss

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Meteorological Pillar of the 19th Century

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Cave del Predil

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The Divided Church at Kreuzbichl

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The Mummies of Venzone

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A Medieval Network of Canals Is Hidden Under Salzburg

It is one of the oldest tunnel systems in Europe.

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Gemona del Friuli: Photographic path “Fragments of memory”
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In Salzburg, Five Giant Gherkins Stand Amidst Classic Medieval and Baroque Buildings

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The Empty German War Graves of Berchtesgaden

Discover The German War Graves of Berchtesgaden in Berchtesgaden, Germany: This small Bavarian graveyard is filled with empty graves for German soldiers lost during the World Wars.

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Abandoned Thermal Baths in the Italian Alps

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Tour through Salzburg
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An Unusual Homage to Mozart

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Brutalism 1971
Residential Highrise, Althofenstraße
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Gustav Mahler Statue

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Chiesa dell’Immacolata Concezione della Vergine